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Re: POP3 was: Re: command not found [SOLVED]

On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:32:01 +0000
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Friday 18 December 2015 09:49:59 Brian wrote:
> > > > > > > Also, run 'fetchmail --version' for debugging info.  
> >
> > The guts of my ~/.fetchmailrc are
> >
> >   poll     <POP3 server>
> >   proto    pop3
> >   user     <Could be bob or bob@example.com>
> >   password <secret>
> >   ssl      <May or may not be needed. Depends on the server>
> >
> > 'fetchmail -c -v' for testing.  
> Having just by implication been told by someone that only muggles,
> lusers and/or dinosaurs use POP3, how many others of us will admit to
> it?  (For the avoidance of doubt, I use POP3.)
> I won't admit to being a muggle or a luser (who, me?), but I am often
> prepared to admit to being a dinosaur.  However, in this case I
> actually don't agree with the premise.  Feel free to tell me that I
> am deluding myself and that I am indeed a dinosaur in this as well.
> I just don't, for my use, like a lot of what IMAP does.

POP3 is exactly right to use email on one intermittently-powered
workstation. It can be pushed beyond that, but only by the user
manually duplicating what an IMAP system does by itself. Your choice,
of course.

I use POP3 (over ssl) to download official mail from my designated
contact address at my ISP, for which purpose it is entirely adequate. I
use various clients on various computers to access mail for my own
domains, stored on my own server, for which POP3 is not at all suitable.


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